British Pathé – A Year To Remember – 1960
Everyone has a special year in their lives. It might be the year you were born, the year you got engaged or married or the year when your first child was born. Perhaps you first went to school or college that year, or embarked on your career. It could even be the year you retired. Whatever the occasion, a volume of A Year To Remember is the perfect gift (for others or yourself). Produced entirely using approximately an hour of historic footage filmed by British Pathé News, each volume provides a detailed history of the year and will bring the memories flooding back!
Full description from the producer:
A Year to Remember, the classic series that recalls the definitive events of the 20th Century, compiles contemporary news coverage drawn from the world-famous British Pathé archive. Pathé News set the standard for cinematic journalism, keeping audiences both informed and entertained for nearly six decades. This programme does the same for a new generation and details not only the major political issues that dominated the day, but also key social changes and cultural trends.
This was the year during which, in Algeria, France seemed to be on the brink of civil war; in the Congo, Belgium beat a hasty retreat, leaving bloodshed in its wake; in South Africa, the black majority began to fight the cruelties of apartheid; in Berlin, thousands of refugees sought freedom from state communism; and in the skies, Gary Powers was shot down in his U2 spy plane.
On the lighter side, Princess Margaret wed in Westminster Abbey, Tommy Steele married a Windmill Girl, and Elvis Presley left the United States Army to much press attention.
1960 was certainly a year to remember.
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